Qatar on Wednesday confirmed it has pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea.
The two east African nations have had a long running boarder conflict which Qatar helped mediate.
Doha mediated the conflict between the two countries in 2010.
Doha offered no explanation for the move. Though the decision to recall its troop comes amid diplomatic dispute between Doha and other Arab nations.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have accused the tiny nation of Qatar of supporting and sponsoring terrorism and have severed ties. Qatar has denied the allegations.
Several reports say Saudi Arabia and her allies are trying to influence other nations to cut ties with Doha and completely isolate it.
450 Qatari troops controlled a mountainous border crossing between Eritrea and Djibout.
Eritrea’s biggest armed group, the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization, moved in the boarder after
the Qatari troops departed.
Eritrea’s top diplomat to the African Union, Araya Desta, told The Associated Press the move came after
Eritrea cut diplomatic ties to Qatar.
He however said his country wanted no confrontation with Djibouti.
“We don’t want to take any of Djibouti’s land,” Araya said. “The last time we had some skirmishes. It was unnecessary.”